The 12 Best Simulator Games For Control Freak Geeks
Simulator games are one of the oldest games in the industry. From simulating your own farming business to replicating life-like experiences, simulator games have long been a fan favorite in video game stores worldwide. With such a variety of games in the genre, there’s a lot of debate surrounding which simulator game is the best.
While choosing one would be almost impossible, we thought it would be great to put together a list of the best simulator games for all of our control freak geeks of the world. With such a wide variety of games, the simulation genre is quite astounding and made this list challenging to make. However, we think you’ll be pleased with everything you’ll find.
Take a look below at some of the best simulator games that you can start playing today. Is there a game that we missed that you think deserves some extra attention? Let us know in the comments which game you believe should be on the list and why you’re such a fan.
The Sims 4
For as long as we can remember, The Sims has been a cornerstone in the simulator game genre. With no shortage of customization and plenty of expansion packs from furniture to pets, The Sims 4 provides players with a wealth of opportunity and entertainment. When it comes to simulator games, The Sims 4 remains the game to beat, and a must-have for every game library.
Kerbal Space Program
Kerbal Space Program just might be our favorite simulator game on this list. Putting players in the middle of deep space, Kerbal Space Program is an intergalactic experience where players can build and collect spacecrafts to develop their very own space station. While there is a bit of a learning curve involved with this game, and it may require some trial and error to build the perfect spacecraft, Kerbal Space Program is well worth the time spent.
If you’ve ever dreamt of what it was like to be a real-life farmer, Farming Simulator may be your best chance at living the dream. At its core, Farming Simulator is one of the most authentic simulator gaming experiences available. While a significant portion of gameplay is devoted to the daily activities and sometimes monotonous tasks of being a farmer, Farming Simulator is everything a gamer would want from a modern-day simulator game: simple, satisfying and addicting.
Mad Tower Tycoon
While being a real estate tycoon in real life may be a challenge for most, Mad Tower Tycoon makes it seem more plausible than ever. Giving players the chance to build luxurious apartments and metropolitan cities, Mad Tower Tycoon is an excellent addition to every gamer’s library. With realistic graphics and a simple interface, Mad Tower Tycoon makes large scale simulation easier than ever.
Project Cars 2
Whether you’re a car aficionado or want to build the ultimate supercar, Project Cars 2 is the ultimate racing experience. Offering players a more in-depth simulation experience than its first installment, Project Cars 2 finds a way to keep improving. With more than 180 vehicles to choose from, Project Cars 2 is one of the most vivid racing and simulator experiences on the market.
If you’re a history buff wondering what the golden age of railways was like, Railway Empire gives you the most authentic experience you can possibly get. Not only do you get the chance to build some of the most significant railways across America, but Railway Empire also gives you complete control of customization all the way down to the personality of your employees. While it may be competing in a rather niche market, if you’re a fan of simulator games, then you will undoubtedly be pleased with Railway Empire.
Developed by EA Maxis (the same guys behind The Sims), Cities: Skyline is everything you would expect to be as part of the SimCity series. By offering players an updated formula to sim building, a simulator game has never looked better than this. With complete control of road placement, taxation, and transportation, Cities: Skylines is, hands-down, one of the best gaming experiences that money can buy.
While we certainly don’t condone criminal activity, the main appeal of video games has always been to offer players with a bit of escapism - which is precisely what Thief Simulator does best. In this open-world burglary simulator, players get the chance to pick locks, maneuver through security systems, and cut through glass windows to become the best burglar the virtual world has ever seen. Again, we don’t condone this activity in real life, but Thief Simulator’s walk on the wild side is a fun escape.
Football Manager 2020
If you’re looking for a fully immersive and in-depth football experience, Football Manager 2020 is a must-have. With over 200 teams to choose from covering more than 50 nations across the world, Football Manager 2020 offers players a full range of possibilities and entertainment. Whether you want to create new strategies for your team or plan for the long-term success of the organization, Football Manager 2020 puts it all at your fingertips.
Silent Hunter 3
In this World War 2-themed simulator, players are submerged in the open seas. Even if the intricate details of submarines isn’t quite your cup of tea, Silent Hunter 3 is a simulator worth playing if you’re a fan of the genre. With extreme attention to detail and plenty of intense warfare, Silent Hunter 3 is a completely immersive gaming experience.
PC Building Simulator
If you call yourself a real control freak geek, then we are going to assume that PC Building Simulator is already in your game library. If not, this game should certainly be added immediately. With one of the most realistic experiences ever developed. PC Building Simulator gives players the chance to build, repair, and upgrade nearly every component that goes into a computer so that you can create the supercomputer of your dreams.
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Ever fantasized about being a trucker endlessly traveling across the open roads? Euro Truck Simulator 2 will certainly scratch that itch! Giving players the chance to travel across the world, Euro Truck Simulator 2 also gives players control of trade routes, financial responsibilities, and complete customization over their rigs. As one of the most highly rated games on Steam, Euro Truck Simulator 2 is a captivating experience of what life is like being a real-life trucker.